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Funfair pancakes

Funfair pancakes

Funfair pancakes recipe of 26-11-2015 [Updated on 05-02-2018]

The amusement park fritters are round-shaped yeast dough sweets that are first fried and then passed in sugar. They are usually sold in playgrounds and amusement parks, often also by traveling carts and are of indescribable goodness. I ate them for the first time on a trip to Austria with my parents, we were in the Vienna prater and I remember that there were pancakes and caramelized apples everywhere: they are one of those delicacies that immediately recall childhood flavors. For a long time I didn't think about it anymore, since here in Naples in the city playgrounds we find the Graffe, but then the other week I came back to my mind and I thought of letting Elisa taste the frittelle of the amusement park, and of course he appreciated it very much;) Girls these last few weeks have been very hard, I have a load of work, commitments and responsibilities on my shoulders that often makes me fear not to make it. Yesterday I was so stressed that I also made a mistake with the first dough for the panettone and I had to throw it all away, I know it's a moment and it will pass, but I think not before a month or so given the commitments I have made for the whole of December: (Okay, every now and then the day comes out, forgive me, I leave you the recipe and I try to make this day take a right turn, kisses those who pass by: *


How to make funfair pancakes

Pour the flour into a bowl and put the chopped yeast and sugar in the center, then dissolve both with a little milk at room temperature or just warm.

Add the rest of the water and mix.

Finally add the herbs and butter

Knead until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough.

Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 2 hours.

Take the dough, deflate it and divide it into 6 balls.

Squeeze the balls with your hands (leave the edges thicker and very thin in the center) to form discs of about 20 cm in diameter.
Score a small X in the center to prevent them from swelling during cooking.

Heat the oil in a high-sided pan, then fry the pancakes one at a time.

Once the first side is browned, turn them carefully to brown the second side as well.

Once ready, lift them gently, dab them a little with absorbent paper and immediately pass them in a dish in which you have put some granulated sugar.
Serve your funfair pancakes hot!

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